The Berkshires Calendar for Feb. 13



Berkshire Paint & Sip: "Cardinal Bird Bath." 1 to 3 p.m. 16x20 canvas. $30, all painting materials and light snack included. BYOB Reservations: or 413-205-8346. 305 North St., Pittsfield.

Dirty Brush Paint Parties: "Love Grows Here." 6 p.m. 16x20-inch canvas. Three-hour instructor-led class. $35, all materials and instruction included. Reservations required, 413-442-9300. 141 North St., lower level, Pittsfield.

Mass MoCA: Reception for "Richard Nonas: The Man in the Empty Space," 4:30 to 6 p.m. Information: 413-662-2111, ext. 1 or Marshall Street, North Adams.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Living Art History, "Georgia O'Keeffe: Portrait of the Artist," performed by actress Colleen Webster, 5:30 p.m. "Art in Motion: Drawing in the Galleries" with Pat O'Donnell, 2 to 4 p.m. Information: 9 Route 183, Stockbridge.

Williams College Museum of Art: Sew-In with Lexa and Dan Walsh, 2 to 4 p.m. Join in sewing an over-sized stitch sampler. Information: 413-597-2429. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2, Williamstown.


Adams Registered Democrats: Caucus to elect six delegates and three alternates to the 2016 state Democratic Convention. 9:15 a.m. Open to all registered Democrats in Adams. Information: Joseph Nowak, 413-743-1843 or email jnowak@bcn.netAdams. Free Library, Miller Annex, 92 Park St., Adams.

Berkshire Grown: Final winter farmers' market of the season. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Locally grown and produced foods, plus live music, lunch fare, and activities for children. Free. Monument Valley Middle School, 313 Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Humane Society: With Little Guild of St. Francis Shelter and Rescue. Afternoon adoption. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dogs, cats, and small animals from both shelters looking for their new homes. Information: 413-528-4840. BensDotter's Pet, 940 Main St. (Route 7), Great Barrington.

Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: Public skate. 2 to 3:45 p.m. Children: $4 with membership; $6 without. Adults: $6. Ice skate rental available, $3 per session. 16 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free parking. Handicap-accessible. The Lighthouse of the Boys and Girls Club, Melville Street, Pittsfield.

Food Pantry: Sponsored by Berkshire Veterans of Soldier On, veterans and public invited, every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., 360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, 413-236-5644.

Knit 'n Stitch: Bring your handwork for an hour of chatting and project help. All ages and all skill levels welcome. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Mason Library: Berkshire Barter Seed Swap. 11 a.m. to noon. Information: 413-528-2403 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

St. Mark's Church: Bingo. Doors open 3:30 p.m.; games at 6:20 p.m. Food available. Information: 413-445-4506. Parish Center, 400 Columbus Ave. Extension, Pittsfield.

Sheffield Historical Society: Mount Everett Middle School Expo. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield.

Skyline Country Club: AM Evening with Warren Dews Jr, & Friends, featuring the BrownSkin Band. Dinner, dancing and live entertainment. Cocktail hour, 5:30 p.m.; dinner (choice of entree), 7 p.m. Tickets: $45 per person; 413-655-1012. Portion of proceeds to benefit Alden Robert Whitney Scholarship Fund and the Price Memorial AME Zion Men's Outreach Program. 405 S. Main St., Lanesborough.


Jacob's Pillow: Exclusive Mass MoCA engagement, "This Left Page Intentionally Blank." Noon and 3 p.m. Tickets: $5 in addition to the gallery admission fee. Tickets: 413-662-2111, ext. 1. Marshall Street, North Adams.

Lenox Community Center: Father Daughter Dance, sponsored by Girl Scouts Troop 64557. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fathers (or relative/friend) and daughters welcome; $20 per couple, $5 for each additional daughter/siblings. Tickets and information: Email or 413-822-5832. 65 Walker St., Lenox.

Williams College: Valentine's Soirée to benefit spring service trips. Ballroom dance lessons, live jazz music and food. Suggested donation: $15 adults; $5 students. First Congregational Church, Main Street, Williamstown.


Chatham Film Club: Screening of "Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments." 2 p.m. A reception at Cady Hall, across the street from the theater, immediately following the screening. Free. Information: 48 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.

Clark Art Institute: "Midwinter Movie Madness" series — " Rio" (PG-13, 108 min.). 2:30 p.m. Free. Information: Michael Conforti Pavilion, 225 South St., Williamstown.

Images Cinema: Oscar-Nominated Shorts — Animation. 2:30 p.m. Spring Street, Williamstown.

Old Chatham Quaker Meeting: Screening of "The Loving Story," 7 p.m. Potluck at 6 p.m. Free. Refreshments and a moderated discussion follow. Information: 518-766-2992. Directions: Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y.

Health & Fitness

Tai Chi for Seniors: Epoch Assisted Living at Melbourne, free, space is limited. 11 a.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. Information and RSVP: 413-499-1992.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Museum: "Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-443-7171.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Story Time. 10 to 11 a.m. Enjoy stories in the gazebo and maybe even a song or two. 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Clark Art Institute: Start with Art program, 10 a.m. A two-hour session focused on movement, designed for 3- to 6-year-olds and their parents. Includes themed talks, gallery guides and art-making activities. Free; no registration required. Art project-appropriate clothing encouraged. 225 South St., Williamstown.

Lenox Library: Preschool story/craft for children ages 3 to 5, program features stories, songs and a craft related to the stories, from 11 to 11:45 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Mason Library: Valentine's Day card making, 1 to 2:15 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Ramsdell Library: Fun with Fine Arts. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 4 and older. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


Berkshire Botanical Garden: Winter lecture, "Creating Your Own Gardening Style" with Anna Pavord, former editor of Gardens Illustrated and bestselling author of "The Tulip." 2 p.m. Cost: $45 for non-members, $35 for members. Information: Monument Mountain High School, 600 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Heritage State Park: Illustrated lecture, "The Unlovables." 3 p.m. Explore some of nature's creatures who probably would have a hard time feeling loved. Information: 413-663-6312. The park is south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8, North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4.

Sheffield Historical Society: "The History of Water Fowling and the Art of the Decoy" with Ken Schopp. 7:30 p.m. Dewey Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield.

Ventfort Hall: Tea & Talk, "Chocolate! From Bean to Bar" with food historian Francine Segan. 3:30 p.m. Segan will lead a tasting of fine chocolate, guiding her audience on how to train the palate for the various types. Reservations: $22 in advance, $27 day of the event; 413-637-3206. 104 Walker St., Lenox.


The Chatham Bookstore: Husband-and-wife team Al Roker and Deborah Roberts read and discuss their new book, "Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times." Saturday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q & A will follow. Refreshments. Information: 518-392-3005 or 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.


'62 Center for Theatre and Dance: CenterSeries — Obie Award-winning playwright, actor and singer-songwriter Taylor Mac, "Decades Project," music of the 1770s, 1780s, and 1790s. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10, $3 students. MainStage, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.

Berkshire Museum: Junk Music with the Junkman. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. World-renowned, original recycled materials percussionist. For kids of all ages with and without prior music experience. Included with regular Museum admission. Complete schedule: 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness: CD release show, Mary Verdi, "Flight." 8 p.m.; doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at the door: $20 adults, $10 children. 55 North St., #201, Pittsfield.

Colonial Theatre: "Beatlemania Again," the world's premiere Beatles stage show. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: At the box office, 111 South St., Pittsfield; 413-997-4444 or Pittsfield.

Cummington Village Church: 3rd Annual Valentine's benefit, Concert and dance party with Jim K & Co. 7 to 10 p.m. Refreshments and snacks, BYO beer or wine. 50/50 raffle. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at door. Tickets or information: John Bye, 413-634-5398 or 509 Stage Road, Cummington.

Mass MoCA: Beninese world music icon Angelique Kidjo. 8 p.m. Tickets: $32 in advance, $30 for students (in advance), $39 day of, and $49 preferred; 413-662-2111, ext. 1 or Hunter Center, Marshall Avenue, North Adams.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center: Spencertown Academy Concert Series, "Intentional Jazz." 7:30 p.m. General admission, $20; students $10. Tickets and information: Tickets also at door. 790 Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y.


Berkshire Knapsackers: Guilder Pond and Mount Everett, Mount Washington. C.3.C. Hike or snowshoe about 4.2 miles up the AT to the summit of Mount Everett, returning along the AT and around Guilder Pond. Information: 413-822-0778 or

Hoosic River Watershed Association: A hike or snowshoeing event, distance determined by the group and conditions, on the Sarah Tenney Trail. 10 a.m. Meet at the parking area on Route 2 across from the Sarah Tenney gate, about a third of the way up the Taconic Trail toward Petersburgh Pass. Moderately strenuous, no experience on snowshoes required. Information and snowshoes: Leader John Case, 413-458-8023 or email Williamstown.

Notchview Reservation: Valentine's Eve Ski & Sweets. 7 to 10 p.m. Early evening skiing and snowshoeing, followed by special tasting of chocolate treats and warm drinks for all ages. Ski/snowshoe rentals available. Beginners welcome. Reservations encouraged. Members: $10, Nonmembers: $20. Route 9, Windsor.

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